Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Fabulous Cz Jewelry

cz jewelryHave you ever read the magazines after a big Hollywood event like the Oscars or the Golden Globes? If you have, then you know all about the best dressed and worst dressed lists. While these lists are primarily about the gown choices of the stars, I can’t help but notice how they accessorize their outfits. Sometimes even the stars with the most outrageous and absurd gowns will still have the most amazing jewelry. Almost every female celebrity at any red carpet will have amazing jewelry. Often times they are able to borrow expensive gems from famous jewelry designers and dealers. While you and I have no chance of being able to do that, we still can look amazing ourselves with the little help of cubic zirconia jewelry. Honestly, there is little difference between a diamond tennis brcz jewelryacelet and a cz jewelry bracelet in looks and effect. Of course there is one major difference in that the diamond tennis bracelet costs up to three or four times more than the cubic zirconia one.

I have written about it several times before, but I can’t help but reiterate that diamonds are nothing more than a false symbol of wealth and class. However, since diamonds are controlled by one sole company, the diamond industry becomes an artificial market where the price is inflated to make it appear as though diamonds are rare. In actuality diamonds are not rare. If you want to look amazing in stunning jewelry, then you should definitely choose to wear cz jewelry instead of diamonds. Cubic zirconia comes in many different colors, cuts, and styles. The best thing about cubic zirconia jewelry is that you can get identical looks to that of the celebrities without paying anything close to the same price. You can buy a full accessory set from bracelet to necklace to earrings! Is there really any other option when you fully weigh the pros and cons? Icz jewelry have several sets of cubic zirconia jewelry that I use for formal occasions. I have a lovely canary yellow set that looks simply gorgeous with the proper dress. Then I have a turquoise set and a standard clear cubic zirconia set that is my fall back for any gown.

From cz rings to cz bracelets and earrings, you can either buy a set or individual pieces. Individual pieces can be unique and interesting while the sets can be your standard back up for formal occasions. Just remember when you are looking at the celebs that you can have jewelry that looks equally stunning. Have fun choosing sets and individual pieces. Mix, match, and have a ball while you are preparing for your next ball!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Trend Alert: Cz Jewelry Cocktail Rings

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Rings can signify all sorts of things from a graduation to a wedding or anniversary. Some couples get promise rings to mark their relationship and even best friends sometimes wear matching rings. With all that a ring can signify, remember that rings can also just be a lot of fun. It’s rare that a ring for any of those occasions is going to be all that interesting. They might be costly and beautiful in their own way, but there’s so much fun to be had when it comes to one of my favorite accessories!

Most rings that are bought in honor of a special occasion usually feature diamonds or some other costly gem. While this seems to be customary in today’s society, I think that you can get so much more for your money if you invest in cubic zirconia jewelry. There are so many creative and interesting cubic zirconia rings out there. Try a bold ring inspired by nature and animals. Luckily, you don’t have to wear boring rings if you don’t want to. Celebrities, especially, have loved donning interesting and bold cocktail rings. Of courcz jewelryse the bold rings of celebrities cost a fortune. With cz jewelry, you can buy exciting rings for a fraction of the cost. Don’t be afraid to do it like the celebrities do—that is to go for an exciting and bold ring! Just don’t overpower the look with too many other accessories like bangles and necklaces. Let your signature ring do the talking!

If you are not comfortable wearing a huge statement cocktail ring, then you can definitely go for a smaller and less exaggerated piece that is still interesting. Look for interesting cuts in the jewel or a ring that has a theme. Celebrities from Beyonce to Cate Blanchet love bold cocktail rings. Take a break from your standard rings. Get a manicure this Autumn and pick up a statement cocktail ring to match. I guarantee that you will have so much fun with this accessory!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Cz Rings for Milestones

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For all my high school readers, here’s an article for you. The end of the year comes quicker than you think, and for Seniors that means graduation. High School graduation is a rite of passage for all adolescents—especially in America. Graduation brings with it a lot of traditions including the purchase of a class ring. When I graduated from High school there was a very limited selection of women’s class rings. These days, there are so many options for girls and guys alike, from traditional to modern and cheap to expensive. The metals vary from sterling to platinum and you can even get diamonds set in your class ring. Furthermore, class ring companies have expanded their product lines to incorporate more than just rings. Now you can buy class bracelets, necklaces, key chains, earrings, pens, magnets, t-shirts, and much much more.

Some of my friends in high school got diamonds placed into their rings, but most purchased cubic zirconia rings. The great thing about cz rings is that the price is much more affordable than diamonds or any other precious stone. The gems still look amazingly sparkly and beautiful too. I recommend cz rings for class rings and any other commemorative occasion including engagement & wedding rings and anniversaries.
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If you are an adult past high school, but never bought a class ring, it’s not too late. You can still buy yourself a class ring personalized with your graduation year, high school, and name engraved. You can pick the cut of the jewel, the ring style, the metal, the warrantee, etc. Class rings are not a huge fashion trend. In fact, few people continue to wear their high school class rings past college. However, they commemorate an important chapter in a person’s life and for a short time have very great value to the wearer. I remember that senior year I just had to have a class ring. I was going to die if I didn’t buy one. Everyone was buying them and I too wanted to remember those four years (and be like everyone else). If you are considering buying a high school ring for yourself or perhaps for your child remember that while they can be pricy, you can cut the price in half by choosing a modest design, a cheaper durable metal like sterling silver, and a cubic zirconia setting.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Channeling Audrey Hepburn Style

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One of my favorite style icons of all time would have to be Audrey Hepburn. Her classic beauty, style, and grace transcend time. Anyone who has heard of Audrey Hepburn would agree that her fashion sense is so elegant and timeless. Not only was Audrey an amazing actress, but her style was amazing both on and off screen. Furthermore, her personality only added to her elegance. In her older years she devoted her time to charitable causes and human rights work.

One of Audrey’s most famous roles was her role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A lot of Hepburn’s iconic and classic style is also associated with this role she played. Her outfits within the film included a lot of black, white, and diamonds. The single most iconic look of the film would be the first outfit you see Audrey in. She wears a long black gown, a pearl and diamond necklace, diamond earrings, a diamond tiara, and elbow length black gloves. These days, it is quite easy to emulate this signature Audrey Hepburn look—mcz jewelryinus the diamonds, of course. Unless you are someone who can afford diamonds, this part of your Audrey Hepburn look would have to be slightly different. However, since Audrey’s time, cubic zirconia jewelry has become the number one alternative to diamond jewelry. Cubic zirconia jewelry looks just like diamond jewelry with some very slight differences that only some of the most trained professionals can identify.

You don’t have to go around everyday in a full out Audrey Hepburn get up, but you can certainly take elements of her classic style and incorporate them into your everyday wardrobe. Try side swept bangs, hair in a high pony, pearls, and cz jewelry studs. Or a classic black dress, black heels, and a cubic zirconia necklace. Remember that Audrey’s style was a calm and understated elegance. Keep it classic and simple and you won’t go wrong.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Trend Alert: Bib Necklaces

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The latest trend in Jewelry and specifically in necklaces has been popping up all over Hollywood this past year. The trend started on the runway and is now making it into your malls and department stores. Bib necklaces, in my opinion, would fall under the category of bold jewelry. That is, they make a huge statement when you wear them. So, when you wear a bib necklace the same rules of wearing bold jewelry applies. Keep the outfit simple when it comes to colors and patterns in order to really allow the bib necklace to stand out. Also remember to keep your other jewelry simple as well. Opt for studs instead of chandelier earrings, skip the bracelets and perhaps wear an understated ring that compliments the bib necklace.

Bib necklaces are excellent for school dances, proms, cocktail partieCz Jewelrys, holiday parties and more! Some bib necklaces can be made of other materials like felt or yarn. There are some lovely crocheted bib necklaces that give an entirely different look than the more common jeweled versions. Personally, for special occasions I prefer jeweled bib necklaces. The bib necklaces off the runways of fashion’s hottest designers were either real jewels or Swarovski crystals. Either way, neither option would be viable for the everyday woman. Luckily, there are so many other look a like options available. Cubic Zirconia jewelry in particular offers affordable alternatives to expensive jewels. You can find many cz jewelry bib necklaces that look just as beautiful and stunning as the real thing! With the money you save, you can buy even more bib necklaces! Celebrities everywhere are embracing the trend too. Amy Adams, at a recent awards ceremony wore a brilliant and large bib necklace that complimented her crimson gown and red hair. She accessorized well choosing to wear small studs instead of any sort of dangly earrings.

Bib necklaces are not hard to wear as long as you understand how to not over accessorize. I reserve bib necklaces for more formal occasions, but I think they can be worn at the office as well. Pair a pencil skirt, heels, and a nice white blouse with a statement bib necklace and you are good to go. Of course this look certainly depends on your office and how formal it is—but don’t be afraid to try it out. Bib necklaces are a trend that may not be in style for very long, so wear it while it’s hot!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Jewelry: Watch out for Watches this Season!

cz jewelryBefore it was common for women to wear big earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings, women were wearing watches. However, watches were more of a necessity and a gadget of functionality more than anything else. Watches are now a huge part of women’s, and especially men’s, jewelry. They come in so many unique styles with interesting bands and faces. There are watch jewelry sets that feature interchangeable faces and bands for multiple looks! Furthermore, the watch has evolved from more than just a feature of the wrist. Watches have been put in the form of charms that can me put on bracelets or necklaces. Watch rings were even popular for some time. The point is that wearing a watch is not just about keeping time anymore. Watches are a full out accessory.

In my opinion watches on men and women are very classy. They can add a look of polish and sophistication to an already put together look. A watch can indicate a person who is intellectual and punctual. A watch can also be something entirely different. In the block buster hit formatted from book to screen, Twilight, Kristen Stewart wore a watch featuring a turquoise disk that concealed the face of the watch. In this situation the watch appeared as simply a bracelet on her character, Bella’s, wrist. The watch appeared to be a bracelet, but at anytime Bella could have checked her watch as not to be late for her vampire lover, Edward.
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Whether you decide to wear your watch in the traditional way, on your wrist or around your neck, don’t be afraid to bring back watches to your jewelry collection! There is something for everyone these days when it comes to wearing a timepiece. Into charm bracelets? Add a watch charm to your charm bracelet! Do you like cz jewelry? Then you could throw a cubic zirconia jewelry watch into your jewelry collection too! Find what you like and don’t be afraid to show it off!

Jewelry: Sometimes Less is Still More

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With all the bling and over the top jewelry landing on the necks, wrists, and ears of many of Hollywood’s hottest stars, it would seem as though simplistic jewelry pieces are a thing of the past. Surprisingly, this is not so. Simplistic jewelry and a more simplistic fashion style in general is still alive and very prominent in current fashion trends when you stop to look at certain celebrities’ jewelry choices. Take Deschanel who starred in the recent hit, 500 days of Summer, opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Deschanel who has also recently become engaged to the Ben Gibbard, lead singer of the band “Death Cab for Cutie” has become a fashion icon in the indie world. Her vintage style with a modern twist is the envy of every indie hipster girl. Her jewelry choices, like her fashion sense tends to also be on the simpler side, with of course some exceptions. Simple earrings and necklaces can give an air of sophistication and poise to any woman when we may not all look like the lovely Zooey Deschanel.

When done right, bold statement necklaces can draw positive attention, but if done wrong, the effect of the jewelry can be quite negative. You don’t want your jewelry to say, “Look at me! Look at me! I’m out of place and way too big!” Unfortunately, for some women it is harder to wear bold jewelry the correct way. Simple jewelry at its worst can be a bit understated and lackluster, but it is very rare for simple jewelry to draw much negative attention. This is due to the fact that simple jewelry is unlikely to be noticed so strongly due to its nature. This does not mean that simple jewelry does not have the ability to pack the punch. Simple jewelry often features pretty pendants that can add a lot to an outfit. Simple jewelry sets can be perfect for formal events and small simple earrings can have a brilliant effect as shimmering studs. Eva Longoria knows how to wear simple studs elegantly. It is true that celebrities wear diamonds and other pricy jewels, but you don’t have to spend as much as the stars to look as fantastic. There are many cubic zirconia jewelry alternatives that will be just as pretty and sparkly. The saying goes that “A diamond is a girl’s best friend”, but in today’s economy, Cz jewelry is a girl’s best friend! So, don’t be afraid to add simple jewelry to your jewelry collection. Simple pieces really can be the most elegant and impressive jewelry you will ever buy.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Casino Royale Movie Style

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